Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Champions League

Seven goals to one!? Not only was Manchester United's performance technically and tactically impeccable (fast on the attack, compact in defense, and working as a full eleven men), but they were absolutely inspired. I'm not a Man Utd fan or anything but it's hard to begrudge the team respect for their stellar performances this season. And I feel for Roma--being a fan of Arsenal (who've beat the Red Devils twice in 06/07, so ha!), I have great sympathy right now for a superb team performing poorly. (The one bright spot for Roma is that their single goal was actually quite superb, even if painfully small consolation considering Man Utd had already scored six fantastic ones of their own...)

Old Trafford must seem like a really scary place to supporters of Bayern Munich and AC Milan right now.

The only good thing about Chelsea's win (though I didn't see the game, just highlights) is the chance that Liverpool or Man Utd will crush them in the semifinal or final. I don't really care too much who wins the trophy, so long as the footballing is quality and entertaining.

2 comments:

Zach Campbell said...

BTW, Italian paper Corriere della Sera has the following sorts of words to describe Roma's exit--"umiliata," "disastrosa," "brutalmente" ...

Noel Tanti said...

i am really glad for man utd's top placing (till now!) in the premiership as i believe that they performed brilliantly throughout... they had their lucky moments, but then again, whoever won anything without a little bit of luck?...

i am an ac milan fan, and yes, old trafford does look like it's going to be scary... but deep down i am really hoping for a milan-liverpool final and get our own back...